DR. OMAR DAVIES TO DOCUMENT TRENCH TOWN'S MUSICAL HISTORY
Reports are that Member of Parliament for South St Andrew Dr. Omar Davies, while speaking at the opening of JaMIN Recording Studio in the community of Trench Town last Wednesday, mentioned that he intends to record the musical history of Trench Town when he retires from representational politics.
It is said that the minister has embarked on a serious study of the development of the music and someday soon, as soon as he steps away from politics, hopes to write the definitive work on the music of Trench Town.
Reports are that Dr. Davies, who is Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, stated that a comprehensive book on Trench Town music is long overdue.
It was also reported that Davies warned against limiting the history of reggae music to Bob Marley, stating that he believes every recognition in which Bob received, he deserves. However, there is a danger that the history of reggae music and the history of Trench Town music more specifically is restricted to just the story of Bob Marley.
It is said that he went on to further state a bit of historical facts that Marley was a member The Wailers which was one of many performers who emerged from Trench Town, in the 1960s. Others include: The Abbysinians, Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, Joe Higgs and The Heptones.